A rather quiet morning in the lighthouse area with just 5 Wheatears remaining in inland fields from yesterdays mass arrival and 2 or 3 Chiffchaffs around the duckpond.
|White Wagtail in the paddocks. EW|
|Ring Ouzel. Park Lane. Steve Williams|
|Record shot of spring's first Redstart. Park Lane. Tim Kinch|
As is often the case here, there was a small arrival of migrants starting in the early afternoon. Another 7 Wheatears arrived along the embankment and into Lingham paddocks. 2 White Wagtails appeared in the paddocks and 8 Chiffchaffs and 10 Willow Warblers were also new-in ,mainly in the duck pond area.
Later in the afternoon our first Redstart of the spring was discovered in a small field to the north of Park Lane opposite where the 2 Ring Ouzels are. This bird is a good week earlier than the usual first arrival.
Overhead movement consisted of 4 Swallows passing east and 3 Siskin north. Observers; KAD, DH, TK, CT, MGT, EW and many others